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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jul 25, 2013 9:03pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

Glasgow TV schedule - 2 February 1959. I used digital scan of the "Glasgow Herald" as a source.

Note: I believe, and I might be wrong, that the "schools" on the schedules meant programming to be viewed by students.

Programs marked with "(lost)" are confirmed to be lost. Programs marked with "(extant)" are confirmed to be extact. There are some programs for which I do not know the episode status.

The programmes are mainly from England, but there is also a little bit of Scottish programming and a few American programs: "The Phil Silvers Show" (which I think aired under the title "Sgt Bilko" in the UK) and "Wagon Train", plus "Popeye".

BBC:
2:05PM - Schools
2:30PM - "Watch with Mother"
2:45PM - "Mainly for Women"
3:30PM - Close?
5:00PM - Children
6:00PM - News, Sport, Weather
6:10PM - Scottish News
6:20PM - Eurovision Song Contest
6:50PM - Tonight
7:25PM - News
7:30PM - "This is Your Life" (lost)
8:05PM - "The Phil Silvers Show" (extant...duh)
8:30PM - "Panorama"
9:15PM - Boxing (England vs. Ireland)
10:15PM - News
10:30PM - "Dancing Club"
11:00PM - News, Weather

STV:
1:00PM - "One O'Clock Gang" (lost)
1:40PM - Scottish News
1:50PM - Close?
2:43PM - Schools
3:50PM - Close
5:00PM - "Seeing Sports"
5:25PM - "Popeye" (was this just the cartoons, or was there a host?)
5:55PM - News
6:05PM - Scottish News
6:10PM - "Overseas Press Club" (extant)
6:40PM - "Right to Reply"
7:00PM - "Mark Saber" (extant)
7:30PM - "Shadow Squad" (lost)
8:00PM - "The Larkins" (extant)
8:30PM - "Wagon Train" (extant...duh)
9:27PM - "Stars in Your Eyes"
10:00PM - News
10:15PM - "Guilt" (play)
10:45PM - "Rainbow Rocks" (?)
11:00PM - Close?

Drama "Overseas Press Club" and sitcom "The Larkins" are on DVD. I've seen the particular episode of "The Larkins" on the schedule, it's a funny episode called "Strictly Commercial", which has a nice 1950s flavour.

Although only four episodes still exist of "Shadow Squad", it nevertheless has got a DVD release.

Also, I'd like to note that I've written a review of 1950s Australian series "Autumn Affair":
http://matthew1990.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/my-review-of-autumn-affair.html

I'll be posting a review of "The Pressure Pak Show" at a later date.

BTW, is there any interest in me posting more Scottish TV schedules? For example, I'd like to post the 20 April 1970 schedule for BBC1/BBC2/STV. Is there any interest?

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Poster: Quigs Date: Jul 26, 2013 11:00am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

Yes please do Matt. Close at the end of your schedule means that is the end of the broadcast day.
Quigs

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jul 26, 2013 5:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

I understand that, but what sometimes confuses me is when there is a close in the middle of the day (such as after "Play School"). I see the same thing on some Australian schedules of the 1950s.

Glasgow TV listings for 20 April 1970.

Programs include English, Scottish, American programs, as well as a dubbed French program ("Belle and Sebastian").

BBC1:
9:38AM - Schools
12:50PM - "What I Believe"
1:30PM - "Watch with Mother"
1:45PM - News, Weather
2:05PM - Schools
4:40PM - "Jackanory"
4:55PM - "Blue Peter"
5:20PM - "Belle and Sebastian"
5:44PM - "The Adventures of Parsley"
5:50PM - National News, Weather
6:00PM - "Reporting Scotland"
6:20PM - "A Question of Sport"
6:45PM - "Z Cars"
7:10PM - "Star Trek"
8:00PM - "Panorama"
8:50PM - Main News, Weather
9:10PM - "Up Pompeii!!"
9:45PM - "Doomwatch" (episode title: "Train and De-Train")
10:35PM - "24 Hours"
11:10PM - "Made in Britain"
11:25PM - Weather
11:27PM - Swim (?)
11:53PM - Scottish News Headlines, Weather, Close Down

BBC2:
11:00AM - "Play School"
11:20AM - Close?
7:00PM - "New Heavens, New Earth"
7:30PM - Newsroom, Weather
8:00PM - "The High Chaparral"
8:50PM - "Horizon"
9:35PM - "John Williams plaus music by Bach, Praetorius, and Albeniz"
10:05PM - "The Glory That Remains"
10:35PM - News Summary, Weather
10:40PM - Line-Up

STV (part of ITV network):
4:15PM - "Scotland Early"
4:25PM - "Castle Haven"
4:55PM - "Skippy"
5:20PM - "Tom Grattan's War"
5:50PM - National News
6:00PM - "Scotland Now"/"Bookshelf"
6:45PM - "The Benny Hill Show"
7:30PM - "Coronation Street"
8:00PM - "World in Action"
8:30PM - "Crime of Passion"
9:30PM - "For the Love of Ada"
10:00PM - News at Ten
10:30PM - "The Lion's Share"
11:10PM - "Late Call"
11:15PM - Close Down

I've seen "For the Love of Ada", it's a great gentle comedy about two elderly people who fall in love.


ITV in those days was made up of several different stations each serving a different area. For a different part of Scotland, here is the listings for Grampian Television, which served North and North East Scotland instead of STV:
4:10PM - "High Living"
4:40PM - "Once Upon a Time"
4:55PM - "Stingray"
5:20PM - "Tom Grattan's War"/Weather
5:50PM - News
6:00PM - "Grampian News"
6:10PM - "Bugs Bunny"
6:30PM - "Crossroads"
6:45PM - "The Benny Hill Show"
7:30PM - "Coronation Street"
8:00PM - "World in Action"
8:30PM - "Crime of Passion"
9:30PM - "For the Love of Ada"
10:00PM - News at Ten/Weather
10:30PM - "The Jimmy Tarbuck Show"
11:00PM - Two-Shot Golf
11:30PM - "God's Word - For Humans"
11:35PM - Close down

For a different ITV franchise yet again, here are the listings for UTV, which served Northern Ireland (still does actually):
4:30PM - "Romper Room"
4:50PM - "Ulster News"
4:55PM - "The Lone Ranger"
5:20PM - "Tom Gattan's War"
5:50PM - News
6:00PM - UTV Reports
6:15PM - "Family Affair"
6:45PM - "The Benny Hill Show"
7:30PM - "Coronation Street"
8:00PM - "World in Action"
8:30PM - "Crime of Passion"
9:30PM - "For the Love of Ada"
10:00PM - News at Ten
10:30PM - "Survival"
11:00PM - "What's It All About?"
11:20PM - "Short Story"
11:35PM - Close Down


I probably made some mistakes while putting this together, I admit.


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Poster: Quigs Date: Jul 26, 2013 6:01pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

Maybe at the time, in early broadcasts they only broadcast so long each day. I remember TV actually going off the air after The Star Spangle Banner was played by a military band as the flag blew in the breeze and all the sudden, the test pattern would come up and seconds later "static snow".

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jul 26, 2013 8:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

I understand about them and most other stations around the world signing-off at night (I don't think 24-hour stations existed in any country during 1970), but signing-off in the middle of the day (11:20AM) after a single 20-minute broadcast of "Play School" seems a bit odd to me. Although, I read that daytime TV was heavily restricted in the UK at the time.

EDIT: Speaking of which, the BBC used to in the early 1950s sign-off for a (I think) hour each evening so that parents could put their children to bed. In Australia, ABV-2 and ABN-2 did the same thing during 1956/1957, signing off at 6:00PM, resuming programming at 7:00PM.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Jul 26, 2013 9:33pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

Apparently, from your 1959 schedule of Scottish Television the signoff was 11 p.m. and resumed next morning at 6.
Quigs

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jul 26, 2013 11:10pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: 2 February 1959 Glasgow TV Schedule - and More!

I wasn't referring to that (I understand fully well that the stations signed-off at night), I was referring to how BBC2 signed off at 11:20AM (assuming that "Play School" ran for 20 minutes, which is the running time listed on IMDb).

If you look at my source for the listings for BBC on 20 April 1970, you'll see there is a gap following "Play School", during which no programming is listed (you'll have to copy and paste the link):
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jZJAAAAAIBAJ&;sjid=DaUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6544%2C4297927

It is these gaps during daytime programming that confuses me, as it means I have to determine the running time of the program preceding the gap where the station signed-off. Since "Play School" on BBC2 ran for 20 minutes, that means there was a sign off at 11:20AM.

To my knowledge, in 1970 there were NO programmes on British TV at 6:00AM. I don't think the stations (BBC1, BBC2 and ITV) were allowed to broadcast regular programming that early, at least in Scotland.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2013-07-27 06:06:46

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